Andy Murray has expectedly marched into the third round of the US Open without too much trouble, and next in line for the world number two is Paolo Lorenzi of Italy. Murray will want to finish the first week on a high with another impressive showing at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.
The Brit was drawn with a tricky opponent in Lukas Rosol in the opening round of the US Open 2016, but the Rio Olympics gold medallist showed why he is the man in form, by putting on an assured performance.
The same was the case in the second round as well, when Murray overcame a dogged opponent in Marcel Granollers and the change in conditions once the roof came on to win another match in straight sets.
"I felt I did pretty well," Murray said after his 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 win over Granollers. "It was a 20-25-minute period in the match where it was tough and tricky. Got myself in a situation that maybe I could have avoided if I had taken one or two of the set points that I had at 5-2 or 5-3.
"But, I thought I did pretty well. I thought there were some good points in there. Yeah, that period of the match was very tough. I didn't play that well during that period and managed to come through it thankfully and play some good stuff in the second and third sets."
The only real worry for Murray from the second round match was his serve. The 29-year-old seemed to struggle with his serve through the match, and that is something the No.2 seed will need to correct going into the contest against Lorenzi.
"I served at like 40-42% first serves or something and still won in straight sets," Murray added. "I must have been doing other things well, other than serving. I was obviously hitting the ball pretty well and returning pretty good.
"Could serve better, for sure. Only got broken once in a game where I had game points. It was all right."
Now, Murray will plan for more of the same against Lorenzi, who comes into this match on the back of a brilliant second round win over No.30 seed Gilles Simon. If the Italian keeps that form in this third round match, the 2012 US Open champion could be in for a real workout.
Where to Watch Live
Murray vs Lorenzi is the third match of the morning session at Arhur Ashe Stadium. The first matcj begins at 11 a.m. local time (8.30 p.m. IST, 4 p.m. BST). Live Streaming and TV information is below.
India: TV: Ten 1 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Tensports live.
International: Live Streaming: US Open website.
US: TV: ESPN. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Europe: TV: EuroSport. Live Streaming: EuroSport Player.
Canada: TV: TSN. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
Middle East: TV: Bein Sports Arabia. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.